News update April 2015: Bruce Cockburn
CANADIAN music icon, Bruce Cockburn has been lined up to play the Glasgow Americana Festival for the first time.
The folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter who has released 31 albums spanning five decades, selling over seven million copies worldwide, is appearing at St Andrew’s In The Square, on Wednesday, October 7, the opening night of this year’s Festival.
Fellow musicians and fans alike regard Cockburn, who has won countless awards and honours, as one of the most important songwriters of his generation.
He is famed for writing songs in many styles with lyrics that reveal his passion for human rights, political issues and spirituality. His memoir, Rumours of Glory, was published in 2014 and accompanied by a 9CD box set.
Jackson Browne, no less, said of the book: “… it is a highly personal account, by one whose quest for expression engages the most important social questions of our time.”
Glasgow Americana Festival director, Kevin Morris, said: “It is a great feeling that someone of Bruce Cockburn’s stature, an artiste so widely admired, has agreed to open this year’s Festival.
“It will be an outstanding night for all his followers, and a great first night as well for the Festival.”